Born: Hackney, 1974 (Age 39) 1993-98: A trainee at Norwich City, Akinbiyi made 51 appearances – largely from the bench – and scor ed three goals before joining Gillingham for a record £250,000 in 1997. He more than repaid the outlay, netting 29 goals in 68 games to seal a £1.2m switch to Bristol City in 1998. 1998-2002: Another 21 goals in 47 games led to a £3.5m move to Wolves in 1998, but ten months later Premier League Leicester spent £5.5m to take Akinbiyi to the Walkers as a replacement for Emile Heskey. It didn’t work out, with the striker netting just 11 times in two years. 2002-2006: A £2.2m switch to Palace failed to spark an uptur n in form but a loan move to Stoke saw Akinbiyi score on the final day of the 2002-03 season to keep the Potters in the second tier. A permanent move was followed by a player of the year award, and a £600,000 switch to Burnley, where he scored 16 goals in 39 games to win cult her o status. 2006-2010: Signed by Sheffield United for £1.75m in January 2006, Akinibiyi scored three times as the Blades won automatic promotion to the Premier League. However, after playing only a handful of games, he rejoined Burnley in 2007. After ten goals in 70 games, the striker moved to MLS side Houston Dynamo befor e seeing out his career with Notts County. 2013-present: In 2013, Akinbiyi signed with Conference North side Colwyn Bay as a player-coach alongside former Burnley team-mate Frank Sinclair. However, he has since retired and now focuses on coaching.